Best Christmas Destinations!

Christmas – the most exciting time of the year. The cities around the world become illuminated with the thousands lights, air gets filled with the scent of hot wine, Christmas delicacies and holiday spirit. Check out the list of cities, that you might want to visit this Christmas.

10. Las Vegas, USA
The city of entertainment knows how to celebrate. The whole city becomes like a Christmas display during December. All the hotels gets decorated and the Christmas display in Bellagio is especially beautiful. As well as the famous fountains, that dance to the holiday carols at this time of the year.

Where to go?

Bellagio, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Lake Las Vegas.

9. Quebec, Canada
The city is known as one of the most European-like towns in North America. During Christmas Quebec becomes illuminated with the sparkling Christmas lights and decorations. It is especially romantic to wander in the Old Quebec’s streets, filled with light, snow and holiday spirit.

Where to go?

Old Quebec, Rue du Petit-Champlain, Place Royale, Rue Saint-Joseph.

8. Tokyo, Japan
Japan is famous for the mesmerizing Christmas lights. Although not Christians, Japanese managed to recreate the spirit of this holiday. The shopping malls compete, which will make a bigger and better Christmas display. And the Starlight Garden in the Midtown is covered with thousands of lights.

Where to go?

Roppongi Hill, Tokyo Midtown, Ginza, Shinjuku, Marunochi, Yurakacho.

7. Sydney, Australia
From interactive Christmas choir in Pitt Street Mall, Christmas projections on the walls of Sydney Town Hall, to the amazing decorations in the Queen Victoria Building – the city manages to create a magical Christmas spirit, though it is summer in this part of the world.

Where to go?

Queen Victoria Building, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Town Hall.

6. Vilnius, Lithuania
The streets twinkle during late November and December. The main Christmas tree is found in Cathedral Square, where the trees around the square are also decorated with the lights. In Lukiskiu Square Christmas market and ice-skating rink entertain the locals and guests.

Where to go?

Cathedral Square, Lukiskiu Square, Town Hall, Gedimino Avenue.

5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Santa Claus visits the town in mid November during a very amusing parade known as Sinterklaas. The Light Festival in Plantage exhibits wonderful art works, some of them hang above the canals. Markets and numerous events also amuse locals and guests.

Where to go?

Dam Square, Plantage, Westergasfabriek, Amstelpark.

4. Paris, France
The city of love gets filled with romance during Christmas time as well. The streets and boulevards shimmer with the strings of lights, the Eiffel Tower becomes more beautiful than ever, the skating rink next to it attracts in the evenings – chic, intimate and very Parisian.

Where to go?

Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, markets in Champs Elysees and Montmartre.

3. Cologne, Germany
The hometown of mulled wine, Cologne is famous for the numerous Christmas markets. A beautiful Christmas tree is posited next to the remarkable cathedral and the air gets filled with the tasty scent of German delicatessen.

Where to go?

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne’s Old Christmas Market, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz, Christmas Market at Stadtgarten.

2. London, England
You will find traditionally themed Christmas display in Covent Garden, while a huge topiary reindeer Rudolf decorated with the lights is found in Piazza. The streets are sparkling during December, as well as all the malls, that make Christmas shopping an exciting experience.

Where to go?

Covent Garden, Piazza, Globe, Trafalgar Square.

1. Santa Claus Village, Lapland, Finland
The village enters Arctic Circle and its guests not only get to experience a true winter, but to visit Santa Claus himself. There are various restaurants and themed shops in the village, but still the main attraction is the opportunity to chat and take a picture with Santa.

Where to go?

The village is only 2 km from Rovaniemi Airport.

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